Please refer to the General Process of working with the KOLIBRI Cloud. To register a GSM/ARC device please follow the following steps:
Ideally, the KOLIBRI Cloud gets the data from an FTP-Server. Either you host an own FTP server or use own of the provided FTP accounts from KELLER.
Connect the device with your Windows PC (you might need a K114 adapter) and use the GSM-Setup tool according its manual.
The following steps are some general hints for a Cloud integration:
a) Choose the correct device type and only the channels that are needed.
b) To verify the choice of channels and device connection type it is a good idea to check the actual measurement in [Error/Status]. Only chose those channels that deliver measurement values of interest.
c) Use a “check interval” which is the time the device waits until it checks the FTP server for new configuration (from the DataManager and soon from the KOLIBRI Cloud). An interval of 24h is ok.
d) In the [Measure] tab please set the measure “Interval” and the “Send FTP-File after X-Measurements”. If you measure every 30min and send a measurements file after 20 Measurements then the device will send data every 10 hours. As longer the ‘send interval’ as lower the battery is used. On the other hand, an alarm set in the Cloud will only react when it has data. In this example a Cloud alarm is triggered in worst-case after 10h.
e) In the [Measure] tab it is NEEDED to activate the “Record Datatransfer”. The KOLIBRI Cloud only handles data in this format.
f) In the [Communication] tab avoid having a “FTP directory”. If you need/configured one, then please contact KOLIBRI support. It is recommended to NOT use the “active Mode” and NOT use FTPs (with TLS).
After writing the configuration, it is NEEDED to have a configuration file ready for the Cloud. Without a configuration a device CAN NOT be registered in the Cloud! We recommend sending it manually in tab [Error/Status]. Otherwise, the Cloud has to wait for the interval set in [Info].
Test your connection! If an FTP account has been assigned (step 2) and the device uses the same FTP then the device should automatically be listed into your KOLIBRI cloud account. Otherwise, use your login credentials and use an FTP client (like FileZilla) and check if a text file could be sent.
Please consult the DataManager Manual.
Ideally, the KOLIBRI Cloud gets the data from an FTP-Server. Either you host an own FTP server or use one of the provided FTP accounts from KELLER. Either way, please contact KOLIBRI support to communicate the needed credentials (host-name, user-name, password).
For each device
Like above, configure the device so that it sends the data to the agreed FTP account.
Like with the GSM-Setup, it is NEEDED to activate the “Record Datatransfer”.
Like with the GSMSetup above, it is NEEDED to have a configuration file ready for the Cloud. One way to trigger the device to send a configuration file is to send a configuration from the DataManager to the devices. The device will mirror the settings and make it available for the cloud. Use [Configure] and [Proceed]
When using water calculations (or other calculations) it is a good idea to make screenshots or notes of the used values like installation lengths or offsets. The water calculations in the KOLIBRI Cloud has to be set up again.
Set the GSMDatamanager in “silent mode”, so it doesn’t synchronize the data and delete data from the FTP server.